These were players with great resumes and a classic moment or two, but not quite enough to crack the top 20.
Dan Callandrillo, Seton Hall 1979-82
Callandrillo was a sophomore in the Big East's inaugural season. He left lots of "lingerie on the deck" for Pirates coach Bill Raftery in his first three seasons, but it was coach Hoddy Mahon who benefited from his 25.9 PPG as a senior. Callandrillo's scoring average in Big East games (21.7) is still fourth in league history.
Terry Dehere, Seton Hall 1989-93
Still the second-most prolific scorer in Big East history, Dehere kept the Pirates among the nation's top teams when it appeared their 1989 runner-up finish might be a fluke. He led the Hall to their only two regular-season and tournament titles in their Big East tenure, winning league Player of the Year and All-American honors as a senior.
Ryan Gomes, Providence 2001-05
Gomes was a consensus All-American in 2004, then became a truly dominant scorer in 2005. Capable of scoring from anywhere, Gomes recorded a superb career stat line of 18 points, nine rebounds and 1.6 steals per game, shooting 52 percent from the floor and 79 percent from the line. He's held back primarily because of a lack of team success.
Mark Jackson, St. John's 1983-87
Jackson was not only the NCAA's all-time assist leader when he finished his career, but he also shot 51 percent for his career. He excelled on both ends as a senior, averaging nearly 19 points per game and winning the league's Defensive Player of the Year.
Donyell Marshall, UConn 1991-94
UConn has had an impressive run of All-Americans, and it started with Donyell Marshall. His 1993-94 season was one for the books, averaging 25.1 PPG and nearly nine boards per game. Marshall scored 462 points in conference play, a record that stood until 2011, when Marshon Brooks topped it by a mere six.
Lawrence Moten, Syracuse 1991-95
During Moten's career, the Orange achieved only middling success by their lofty standards. That can't be blamed on him, though. Moten dropped more than 17.9 PPG in each of his four years, and still holds the Big East scoring record for conference games.
Billy Owens, Syracuse 1988-91
Owens managed to be the star on a Syracuse roster that included players like Derrick Coleman and Stevie Thompson, and was actually the first player to score 20 PPG in a season under Jim Boeheim. His career ended in disappointment, however, as the 1991 Orangemen became the first No. 2 seed to lose its opening NCAA tournament game.
Scottie Reynolds, Villanova 2006-10
Pictured above: Scottie's iconic shot, the running game-winner that sent the Wildcats to the 2009 Final Four. Reynolds ended his career just 21 points behind VU's all-time scoring leader, Kerry Kittles.
Malik Sealy, St. John's 1988-92
Sealy may have been the last truly iconic Johnnie. His career ended at the same time as his legendary coach Lou Carnesecca. Since Sealy was named a second-team All-American in 1992, no other SJU player has been so honored.
Chris Smith, UConn 1988-92
Still the Huskies' all-time scoring leader, Smith was the catalyst for UConn's 1990 burst into national prominence. The Huskies went 31-6 and reached the Elite Eight behind Smith's 17.2 PPG and 39-percent three-point shooting.
John Wallace, Syracuse 1992-96
Wallace started every single game of his college career, ending it with a huge game in the 1996 NCAA championship. Facing the 1996 Kentucky Wildcats, one of the greatest collections of talent in college basketball history, Wallace went for 29 points and 10 rebounds, but fell just short of the upset.
Hakim Warrick, Syracuse 2001-05
Warrick is one of eight Big East players to finish his career with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, but his legacy was secured by stuffing a baseline three-pointer by Kansas's Michael Lee, clinching the 2003 national championship for the Orange.